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How Do Enterprises Benefit from Grid Connection? : The Case of Rural Electrification in Bangladesh (English)

Many of the enterprises that make up Bangladesh’s dominant nonfarm sector (85 percent of GDP) are located in rural areas (World Bank 2015). Electrifying them can be a major driving force behind economic growth. ... See More +

Brief 139374 JUL 01, 2019

Samad,Hussain A.; Portale,Elisa Disclosed

The Next Frontier in Water Supply Service Delivery : An Assessment of the Performance of Water Sector Service Providers in Pourashavas in Bangladesh (English)

Using data from the International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities, this paper on the water sector in pourashavas (municipalities) in Bangladesh provides an analysis of the trends in the water sector development over 2010–16. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8919 JUN 27, 2019

Bahuguna,Aroha; Andres,Luis Alberto; Joseph,George; Huq,Mainul Disclosed

An Assessment of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Access in Bangladesh's Community Health Clinics (English)

Adequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in health care facilities plays a critical role in ensuring improved health care utilization and reducing disease burden due to reinfection. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8924 JUN 27, 2019

Joseph,George; Alam,Bushra Binte; Shrestha,Anne; Islam,Khairul; Lahiri,Santanu; Ayling,Sophie Charlotte Emi Disclosed

Multi-Hazard Groundwater Risks to the Drinking Water Supply in Bangladesh : Challenges to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (English)

Groundwater currently provides 98 percent of all the drinking water supply in Bangladesh. Groundwater is found throughout Bangladesh but its quality (that is, arsenic and salinity contamination) and quantity (that is, water storage depletion) vary across hydrological environments, posing unique challenges to certain geographical areas and population groups. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8922 JUN 27, 2019

Shamsudduha,Mohammad; Joseph,George; Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Khan,Mahfuzur R.; Zahid,Anwar; Ahmed,Kazi Matin Uddin Disclosed

Moving Forward : Connectivity and Logistics to Sustain Bangladesh’s Success (English)

Bangladesh has been successful on many counts. The economy grew six percent a year between 2000 and 2017, and the poverty rate fell by more than half. ... See More +

Report AUS0000665 MAY 01, 2019

Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)

This issue focuses on Urbanization and Infrastructure Development and features the following articles:Building Sustainable Cities and Efficient Infrastructure; Who Benefits from Investments in Bus Rapid Transit Systems? ... See More +

Newsletter 136052 APR 17, 2019

Disclosed

Bangladesh - Investigating Nutrition-sensitive Wash : Nurturing the ‘Early Years’ of Life With Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene : Evidence and Policy Levers for Bangladesh (English)

Bangladesh made a number of laudable development achievements in the early millennium but can and should do more to improve human capital and the wellbeing of its population. ... See More +

Report 136375 APR 01, 2019

Haque,Sabrina Sharmin; Joseph,George Disclosed

Bangladesh Development Update : Towards Regulatory Predictability (English)

Bangladesh has maintained its robust growth performance. Exports and remittances have been buoyant. Agriculture had bumper harvests. Overall inflation has slowed as decelerating food inflation offset a pickup in non-food inflation. ... See More +

Working Paper 135838 APR 01, 2019

Hussain,Zahid; Mahmood,Syed A.; Khan,Nazmus Sadat; Alam,Afroza; Shahriar,Shegufta Disclosed

Diagnostic Study of Public Financial Management : To Strengthen Health Financing and Service Delivery in Bangladesh (English)

Robust public financial management (PFM) systems are crucial to ensure the efficacy and integrity of public health spending, thereby contributing to improved service coverage and financial protection, as required for achieving universal health coverage. ... See More +

Working Paper 137120 APR 01, 2019

Ahmed,Shakil - GHN19; Begum,Tahmina; Smith,Owen K. Disclosed

Accounting for Regional Differences in Mother and Child Health : Bangladesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand (English)

Using recent Demographic Health Survey data for Bangladesh and the neighboring Indian states of Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal, this paper reexamines the determinants of child wasting and maternal anemia. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8798 MAR 28, 2019

Dasgupta,Susmita; Wheeler,David J. Disclosed

Old Age Allowance (English)

Bangladesh has seen significant declines in fertility and mortality following remarkable improvements in human development. The country’s population pyramid, once with a wide base representing a very large young population, is starting to see a burgeoning elderly population (defined as those ages sixty-two and older) who represented about 5 percent of the population in 2011i and is expected to grow to a staggering 20 percent of the population by 2050. ... See More +

Brief 135280 MAR 13, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung; Aziz,Ashiq Disclosed

Vulnerable Group Feeding : Bangladesh - Program Brief (English)

In the wake of the famine in 1974, the Government of Bangladesh, in partnership with the World Food Program (WFP), launched the vulnerable group feeding (VGF) program. ... See More +

Brief 135379 MAR 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung Disclosed

Growing a Developing City : A Computable Spatial General Equilibrium Model Applied to Dhaka (English)

As one of world's fastest growing cities, Dhaka faces acute challenges in housing its growing population and developing a more productive economy. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8762 MAR 01, 2019

Bird,Julia Helen; Venables,Anthony J. Disclosed

Graduate Employability of Affiliated Colleges New Evidence from Bangladesh : Graduate Tracking Survey on Affiliated Colleges of Bangladesh National University : Graduate Employability of Affiliated Colleges in Bangladesh (English)

In the last 10 years, the World Bank has been the main development partner for the Government of Bangladesh to improve higher education and generate knowledge about the sector. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000633 MAR 01, 2019

Rahman,Mokhlesur; Nakata,Shiro; Nagashima,Yoko; Rahman,Tashmina; Chowdhury,Afra Rahman; Rahman,Muhammad Asahabur Disclosed

Bangladesh - Tertiary Education Sector Review : Skills and Innovation for Growth : Bangladesh Tertiary Education Sector Review Skills and Innovation for Growth (English)

Bangladesh is recognized globally for its remarkable track record of socioeconomic development and potential for becoming an economic powerhouse in the region. ... See More +

Working Paper AUS0000659 MAR 01, 2019

Rahman,Mokhlesur; Nakata,Shiro; Nagashima,Yoko; Rahman,Tashmina; Sharma,Uttam; Rahman,Muhammad Asahabur Disclosed

The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)

There are significant value chain linkages between India and Bangladesh, particularly in the textile and apparel sector. India specializes in the upstream segment, supplying such intermediate inputs as silk, cotton, yarn, and fabrics to Bangladesh. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8731 FEB 07, 2019

Kabir,Mahfuz; Singh,Surendar; Ferrantino,Michael Joseph Disclosed

Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 2) (English)

This issue focuses on Energy and features the following articles: Sustainable Energy Is Key to Achieving Global Development Goals; Charting the Diffusion of Power Sector Reforms across the Developing World; How Much Do Rural Households Benefit from Electrification? ... See More +

Newsletter 133966 FEB 07, 2019

Disclosed

Programmatic Technical Assistance Scaling Up Microfinance Institutions (MFI) Lending for Improved Rural Sanitation in Bangladesh (English)

This synthesis report details the process, outputs and intermediate outcomes of the World Bankexecuted technical assistance (TA) to assist MFIs in developing a market in improved sanitation products by mainstreaming loans to poor rural households to finance improved sanitation product purchases and by mainstreaming loans to local sanitation entrepreneurs to finance expanded commercial operations. ... See More +

Report 136393 FEB 01, 2019

Disclosed

Concept Note for Stopping Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Developing a Behavior Change Intervention Using Social Media (English)

Bangladesh has done remarkably well in terms of ensuring access to education for women, especially at primary level. The country's focus on education for female child evolved gradually and before independence, not much emphasis was placed in educating the female children. ... See More +

Report 136160 JAN 27, 2019

Disclosed

Bangladesh : Food for Work, Work for Money, and Test Relief - Program Brief (English)

In the lean periods ahead of harvest, twice a year, when food shortages are most significant, the rural labor force has fewer employment and income generating opportunities. ... See More +

Brief 135297 JAN 01, 2019

Anwar,Rubaba; Cho,Yoonyoung; Aziz,Ashiq Disclosed

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How Do Enterprises Benefit from Grid Connection? : The Case of Rural Electrification in Bangladesh (English)
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JUL 01, 2019 139374 Brief
The Next Frontier in Water Supply Service Delivery : An Assessment of the Performance of Water Sector Service Providers in Pourashavas in Bangladesh (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 WPS8919 Policy Research Working Paper
An Assessment of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Access in Bangladesh's Community Health Clinics (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 WPS8924 Policy Research Working Paper
Multi-Hazard Groundwater Risks to the Drinking Water Supply in Bangladesh : Challenges to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (English)
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JUN 27, 2019 WPS8922 Policy Research Working Paper
Moving Forward : Connectivity and Logistics to Sustain Bangladesh’s Success (English)
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MAY 01, 2019 AUS0000665 Report
Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 3) (English)
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APR 17, 2019 136052 Newsletter
Bangladesh - Investigating Nutrition-sensitive Wash : Nurturing the ‘Early Years’ of Life With Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene : Evidence and Policy Levers for Bangladesh (English)
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APR 01, 2019 136375 Report
Bangladesh Development Update : Towards Regulatory Predictability (English)
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APR 01, 2019 135838 Working Paper
Diagnostic Study of Public Financial Management : To Strengthen Health Financing and Service Delivery in Bangladesh (English)
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APR 01, 2019 137120 Working Paper
Accounting for Regional Differences in Mother and Child Health : Bangladesh, West Bengal, Bihar, and Jharkhand (English)
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MAR 28, 2019 WPS8798 Policy Research Working Paper
Old Age Allowance (English)
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MAR 13, 2019 135280 Brief
Vulnerable Group Feeding : Bangladesh - Program Brief (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 135379 Brief
Growing a Developing City : A Computable Spatial General Equilibrium Model Applied to Dhaka (English)
See More +
MAR 01, 2019 WPS8762 Policy Research Working Paper
Graduate Employability of Affiliated Colleges New Evidence from Bangladesh : Graduate Tracking Survey on Affiliated Colleges of Bangladesh National University : Graduate Employability of Affiliated Colleges in Bangladesh (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 AUS0000633 Working Paper
Bangladesh - Tertiary Education Sector Review : Skills and Innovation for Growth : Bangladesh Tertiary Education Sector Review Skills and Innovation for Growth (English)
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MAR 01, 2019 AUS0000659 Working Paper
The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh : How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment (English)
See More +
FEB 07, 2019 WPS8731 Policy Research Working Paper
Research digest newsletter Vol. 13 (No. 2) (English)
See More +
FEB 07, 2019 133966 Newsletter
Programmatic Technical Assistance Scaling Up Microfinance Institutions (MFI) Lending for Improved Rural Sanitation in Bangladesh (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2019 136393 Report
Concept Note for Stopping Child Marriage in Bangladesh: Developing a Behavior Change Intervention Using Social Media (English)
See More +
JAN 27, 2019 136160 Report
Bangladesh : Food for Work, Work for Money, and Test Relief - Program Brief (English)
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JAN 01, 2019 135297 Brief